Mark Ferguson

Associate Professor of Psychology

Office: B337 Science Building
Phone: 715-346-3959


Ph.D. – University of Kansas
M.A. – Western Michigan University
B.S. – Western Michigan University


PSYC 110 - Introductory Psychology
PSYC 200 - Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 320 - Social Psychology
PSYC 321 - Environmental Psychology
PSYC 370 - Emotion
PSYC 400 - Advanced Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 490 - Seminar: Psychology of Prejudice

Research Interests

My research examines the role of group identities and emotions in the context of social issues, such as diversity and sustainability. Students interested in social or environmental psychology are encouraged to apply for a research assistant position in our lab. Please email or stop by for additional information.

Recent Publications

Ferguson, M. A., McDonald, R. I., & Branscombe, N. R. (2016). Global climate change: A social identity perspective on informational and structural interventions. In S. McKeown, R. Haji, & N. Ferguson (Eds.), Understanding peace and conflict through social identity theory: Contemporary and worldwide perspectives (pp. 145-164). New York: Springer.

Pantaleo, G., Miron, A. M., Ferguson, M. A., & Frankowski, S. (2014). Effects of deterrence on intensity of group identification and efforts to protect group identity. Motivation and Emotion, 38, 855-865.

Ferguson, M. A., & Branscombe, N. R. (2014). The social psychology of collective guilt. In C. von Scheve & M. Salmela (Eds.), Collective emotions (pp. 251-265). New York: Oxford University Press.

Crandall, C. S., Ferguson, M. A., & Bahns, A. J. (2013). When we see prejudice: The normative window and social change. In C. Stangor & C. S. Crandall (Eds.), Stereotyping and prejudice (pp. 53-70). New York: Psychology Press.

Ferguson, M. A.
, Branscombe, N. R., & Reynolds, K. J. (2011). The effect of intergroup comparison on willingness to perform sustainable behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 31, 275-281.

Miron, A. M., Ferguson, M. A., & Peterson, A. (2011). Difficulty of refusal to assist the outgroup affects the intensity of prejudiced affect. Motivation and Emotion, 35, 484-498.

Ferguson, M. A., & Branscombe, N. R. (2010). Collective guilt mediates the effect of beliefs about global warming on willingness to engage in mitigation behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 30, 135-142.

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